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Better parking ideas for big cities

Cities can change the "politics of parking" by using new parking meter technology to reinforce community planning concepts and push economic development — from giving residents a discount to earmarking meter revenue for better public services. No specific mention of Cincinnati, but some interesting ideas to chew on. Read more here.

Congress passes bill after Cincinnati push

Cincinnati government affairs guru Chip Gerhardt pushed the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act last week, allowing people with disabilities to set up savings accounts with no tax on the earnings, similar to 529 college savings accounts, to cover housing, transportation and other expenses. Speaker of the House John Boehner was an active supporter. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Read about Gerhardt's efforts on behalf of his teenage daughter and thousands of others with disabilities here.

Cincinnati is deeply rooted

Census Bureau data reveals that Cincinnati is slightly more "rooted" than the average large U.S. city. Governing magazine analyzes several measures — length of housing tenure, whether people lived in the state where they were born, recent migration data — to determine which cities' residents have particularly deep local roots and wonders how those roots determine a city's civic character. Read more.

How idealism threatens to derail transit projects

"Perfect" can be the enemy of "good" when it comes to new urban transit projects, some of which are being derailed by an unlikely source: transit advocates. Salon looks at why the proposed streetcar line in Arlington, Va., was recently scuttled and how transit projects in Austin, Houston, New York City and Cincinnati face their own hurdles. Read more.

Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics

Cincinnati-based Bach and Boombox declassifies the classics, mixing the Beastie Boys with Beethoven. Read more.
 

Cincinnati beer named one of 100 best on the planet

Rhinegeist Truth, a Cincinnati-brewed India Pale Ale, has been named one of the 100 best beers in the world by lifestyle magazine Men's Journal. Read more.

What it takes to build a startup city: Meet 7 mayors promoting entrepreneurship

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, for the first time in history, has included operational support for Cincinnati’s startup ecosystem in the city’s budget. Read more.

Cincinnati restaurant makes Playboy's 101 Best Breakfasts list

The Echo in Hyde Park came in at No. 17 on Playboy's "101 Best Breakfasts in America: The Midwest" list. See the list.

The real-life inspiration for the Super Friends' Hall of Justice is in danger

When the Super Friends of the classic 1970s cartoon series gather at the Hall of Justice, Cincinnatians find it eerily familiar—after all, the hideout drew inspiration from the Queen City’s Union Terminal. But now the art deco masterpiece is in need of some super friends itself. Read more.

Affordable cities are the new sweet spots

A San Francisco-based blogger has seen several waves of bright young people arrive, burn out then move away from the Bay area. What's surprised him is that they're no longer flocking to suburbia. Instead, they're seeking out smaller, less expensive cities with the same basic characteristics as the pricey places that squeezed them out. Places like Cincinnati. Read more.

Cincinnati Zoo's lioness may be expecting cubs

Does the Cincinnati Zoo's lioness, Imani, have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure. Watch the video.

Two local universities among 'Smartest Public Colleges In America'

The University of Cincinnati and Miami University both made Business Insider's list of the 100 Smartest Public Colleges In America. Find out why.

An unlikely Friday night pizza cafe has a big heart

At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can. Read more.

Madeira ranked third best suburb in America

After examining data on nearly 300 suburbs, Business Insider put together a list of the 50 best suburbs in America, and Madeira came in at No. 3. Find out why.
 

The 5 coolest new parks and public spaces in the US

Urban Land Institute has announced its Open Space Awards, celebrating five exceptional new parks and public spaces across the U.S. and Cincinnati's Washington Park made the list. Read more.
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